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Swansea ... 79 Years Ago Today, 27th June 1940 22:34 - Jun 27 with 384 viewstheloneranger

27th June 1940, The 2nd World War arrived in Swansea ...

"The first air raid on Swansea was at 3.30am on the 27th June 1940. A pathfinder plane dropped flares which lit up the target. Others planes followed, dropping ten high explosive bombs on Danygraig Road and Kilvey Hill. Four of them failed to explode and there was little damage to property."
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Swansea ... 79 Years Ago Today, 27th June 1940 on 22:49 - Jun 27 with 344 viewsdickythorpe

It's an incredible history, almost unbelievable history this city we hold so dear has.
I'll leave this thread early on with the words of my late Grandpa....."Hitler did Swansea a favour, but the cooperation ruined it"

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Swansea ... 79 Years Ago Today, 27th June 1940 on 00:21 - Jun 28 with 290 viewssioni

I was born 3 days later in time for the first sirens in ponty. I was called Siren Johnny apparently. One bomb was dropped just outside town. Don’t think it was on my birthday because Lord HawHaw said it was to widen Taff St for us and did not mention my name so it must have been a different occasion.
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